Nancy A. Aossey is President & CEO of International Medical Corps, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through medical relief, health care training, and development programs that build self-reliance. Nancy joined International Medical Corps as its startup CEO, shortly after its founding in 1984. She went on to establish the organization as a preeminent first responder and helped launch International Medical Corps’ early humanitarian activities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Honduras, Nicaragua, Angola, Somalia, Mozambique, Cambodia, Bosnia, Thailand, Rwanda, and Kosovo. She has transformed International Medical Corps into one of the largest humanitarian organizations worldwide delivering more than $1.6 billion in assistance, health services, and training to tens of millions of people in more than 70 countries. Today, International Medical Corps’ staff of 4,500 and thousands of volunteer doctors and nurses, continue to work in the world's most challenging places, including low-income, fragile, and conflict-affected states like Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Iraq, Haiti, and Syria, among others. International Medical Corps provides more than $200 million in disaster response, recovery, and training programs annually.
A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the Pacific Council on International Policy and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah’s Jordan River Foundation/USA, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy. Nancy has testified before Congress, briefed the White House, and appeared in the major media, including Good Morning America, CNN's Larry King Live, NPR, the LA Times, New York Times and Wall Street Journal. She received the UCSF Medal in recognition of her humanitarian contributions, and accepted the UC Berkeley Public Health Organizational Hero Award. She also was honored with the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leadership Excellence Award, as well as its Non-Profit CEO of the Year/Women Making a Difference Award.
A resident of Santa Monica, California, Nancy was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and holds an MBA from the University of Northern Iowa.